Personal statement; first lineWatch
I have started writing my personal statement, and I have seen so much publicity on using a witty one liner/quote to impress the people who assess the statements. Do I start with a quote that applies to what I want to do? Or shall I leave it strictly course/why I want to do it/what interests me/who inspires me
Your first line doesn't need to be particularly witty/original, something along the lines of "I want to study x course because..." is fine imo.
Your PS should focus on succinctly conveying why you want to study the course you're applying for and what makes you a good candidate to do so (shown through motivation to study the course/passion for the course etc).
Personally I think it's a lot easier to create a memorable and direct first line if you do it in your own words. Chances are a lot of people who are applying for the same course will use the same quote as you and immediately your personal statement becomes less individual.